Frances Helmer 

Frances Helmer (nee Timmins) passed away on Tues., July 5, 2011, in her 82nd year.

She was the beloved wife of Gordon for 59 years. She was the daughter of the late Dalton and Dora Timmins. She was the dearly loved mother of Paula (Jeff Christie), Alan (Lee), Ian (Tracey), and Truda (David Baines). She was the fun-loving Granny Franny of Jesse (Adina), Robert (Sandra), Emma, Jenna, Alan, Dalton, Jack, Maddison, and Luke, and Great-Granny Franny of Cole and Leah. Frances was the dear sister of Pauline Timmins of Inkerman, and sister-in law Marion Hough of Finch. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ken of Inkerman, and Bill (Sheila) of Kirkland Lake.

A celebration of her life took place at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel in Ottawa on Tues., July 12.

A private family interment was held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.